Local MP welcomes Robot Wars to Renfrew


Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed reports which suggest that the new series of cult BBC TV show ‘Robot Wars’ will be filmed in a warehouse next the Westway Park estate in Renfrew.


Robot Wars was a shown on the BBC from 1988 until 2001, and was a cult favourite amongst viewers. In January of this year, the BBC confirmed that it would be re-launching this show with Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon hosting the new series. The new series is set to air later this year.


Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:


“Like so many others, I enjoyed watching Robot Wars when I was growing up as kid. It was one of the shows that everyone wanted to go on, and I’m delighted with these reports which suggest that the new series will be filmed in Renfrew.


“This will have significant benefits to the local economy as I know people will travel throughout the UK to come and see the show live.


“I hope that local schools will also be able to benefit from the show being filmed in the town. The technology involved in the making of this programme is extremely advanced and I’m sure opportunities will exist that could aid the learning of local school pupils.”

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